"If You Want to Walk on the Path of Love... Place Your Head in Your Hands and Walk With the Courage of Your Heart"
Three hundred years ago, Guru Gobind Singh, a great master and the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, said, "If you want to walk on the path of love . . . place your head in your hands and walk with the courage of your heart." This describes the most conscious stage of total commitment. This is the stage of the conscious adult and it is a stage of the heart,
Likewise, if you are on this path of compassionate consciousness, do not get caught up in the nets of doubt. These nets are not real; doubt comes up in developmental stages as avoidance. As a courageous, conscious, compassionate adult you are riding on an unbridled and unsaddled horse in the midst of an unproven purpose. With your doubt, you are asking for more proof . . . testing to see if your purpose is real or even possible. This proof as a means of overriding your doubt will not take place. True purpose must be an intentional step of pure faith. Just like love, and just like commitment — none of these — not your faith, not your love, and definitely not your commitment can use guarantees to prove their value. Nothing other than you — as you — can ever provide for these moments of mastery.
Never wait for anyone to test or prove your purpose to know that it is safe, secure and successful. You will end up dragging this net of doubt through the world as a symbol of great effort, but it is not. You talk about the fantasy of your purpose, but fear to walk about it. This is a person stuck at the stage of development that appears to be an adult, (age, body size, etc.) but is still a child. This adult-child stage is required; we all pass through it on the path from spiritual beginnings toward ultimate mastery. This is a stage to pass through, not live in.
Knowing that this path of mastery, self-realization and liberation is going to be a very wild ride — you might pause and avoid the ride with your doubt. You are the adult-child . . . you require more baking in the oven of time. This is not a bad pause or an unwanted stage. Use this time to practice on the details in order to perfect them. It can last for a very long time . . . consuming your entire life if you allow it to. Use this time as a tool, but do not setup camp here and make it your life.
This stage between chronological childhood and spiritual adulthood is essential, and since the traditional 'rite of passage' is so universally missing from our modern culture, this adult-child stage is the replacement. Be good, be kind, and be compassionate with this stage . . . as you would with any child's fear or doubt. Do not analyze it, or misjudge it, but be determined to compassionately work through it. Be a forgiving mentor whenever you find this confusion within yourself or in others.
If you are in fact a conscious, compassionate, spiritual adult; then following the safe more proven standards will never satisfy your adult requirements for adventure. These are like trainer wheels on a bike — they will only slow you down if you already know how to ride. If however, you still find yourself searching for a guarantee of safety or success, and then you sense that this search feels unfitting of your evolutionary level . . . clear away this dabbling with heartfelt courage. Become the guarantee itself. Be your own faith and commitment. This is the stage of conscious adult consciousness.
Some will resist such a commitment in favor of their confusion and its tireless analysis. Know that these persons are committed to being an adult-child and there is nothing wrong with this stage of their development. You must however, draw the important conclusion that this behavior has no response ability (word spelled as such on purpose). Do not set up the dis — appointment of giving this adult-child the keys to the "car" of your life. They will not have the awareness or the commitment to manage such profound response ability - selflessly.
Learn to surround yourself with a balanced mix of conscious adults, adult-childs, and children. Each of these has a role to play in every one's world. Do not mislabel anyone with your false need for their approval. Live on purpose even when it is wild, untamed and unfinished . . . even when it is not approved of. Adults will understand this and appreciate the inspiration — adult-childs will question and judge and analyze and continue to go about their confusion. This is their way of testing and ultimately clearing their own path for growth. When you expect nothing more from them; they are free to be who they are destined to be, without the intimidating burden of your unhelpful criticism.
If you are truly on the path of love and commitment — not lust and confusion; place your heart above your head and walk with unbridled and unproven purpose. Gather many adults close around you and be a mentor to the adult-childs who are attracted to your fearless wisdom. Do not be enchanted by their attractions — or confused by their distractions. Remain committed to your purpose as a leader, as a teacher, as an adult in this, the next evolution.